We Shine Brighter Together at RTR…

Combining over 110 years of Reform Judaism in Rockland County, Temple Beth El (Spring Valley) and Temple Beth Torah (Nyack) merged to create an even brighter entity, The Reform Temple of Rockland (RTR). Everyone comes together here – interfaith couples, LGBTQ families, the young and the not-so-young – to create our warm Jewish community. Our Worship is enriched with a love of music, filled with our gifted Cantor’s voice, our choir, and our Chai Life Rock Shabbat band. Toe tapping and hand clapping are encouraged! See for yourself why so many find our family-friendly Friday night services or educational programming so inspiring, or why our B’nei Mitzvah are just beginning their journeys, not ending them. Each of us is a Jewish light but together, we all shine brighter. Don’t wait for a holiday to drop by. Our caring clergy and congregation look forward to meeting you!

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story

Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story jstern February 24, 2021

Martin Doblmeier's inspiring new documentary Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story is a long-overdue homage

Choosing Your Purim Costume: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, and Racism

Choosing Your Purim Costume: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, and Racism kbkaput February 24, 2021

Purim approaches, and like every other holiday we've observed during the pandemic, it will look

My Gap Year in Israel is the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

My Gap Year in Israel is the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made kbkaput February 23, 2021

Israel is our home. It was in the Torah, and it is now. It sure isn’t perfect, and it might not be around forever, but that’s exactly why we need to come.

Reflections on Observing Black History Month in the Wake of the Capitol Insurrection

Reflections on Observing Black History Month in the Wake of the Capitol Insurrection kbkaput February 23, 2021

This is not yet the America most of us dream of, but it is an unavoidable part of our DNA. American equality and exceptionalism are checks that are still in the mail. If we truly love what this country is capable of, we must continue to speak the hard truth to power.